A Sears Hometown Store has opened in Oak Ridge. The store is at 142 Fairbanks Road, near the corner of Oak Ridge Turnpike and Florida Avenue.
Sears Hometown Store will celebrate its grand opening on Friday, March 17, and Saturday, March 18. During the grand opening, customers can enjoy an additional discount of 10 percent off almost everything in the store* plus special giveaways, including a $10 gift card for the first 20 customers on Friday, March 17.
Unlike most retail concepts, Sears Hometown Stores combine the value, selection, and services associated with larger retail stores, but they are owned and operated by a member of the local community, a press release said.
“As a native Oak Ridger, I am very happy to be bringing Sears back to Oak Ridge,” said Sears Hometown Store owner Leslie Agron.
The 8,000-square-foot store opened December 8.
“The Sears name means something in Oak Ridge because they were here so long,” Agron said in a December interview. “People continue to come in and say they’re pleased we’re here.”
The press release this week said the Oak Ridge team is excited to provide customers with “professional advice, exceptional service, and real-time price checks to make sure they receive the guaranteed lowest price.”
The unique format of Sears Hometown Stores allows customers in small communities to have access to the products and brands usually found only in Sears stores, the press release said.
For instance, the new store is the only place in town where customers can find a selection of top appliance brands such as Kenmore, Maytag, KitchenAid, Whirlpool, Bosch, Frigidaire, and GE, plus a large assortment of lawn and garden equipment, Craftsman tools, fitness equipment, electronics, mattresses, and more, the press release said.
If a product is not available in stores, the release said, Sears Hometown Store associates can order customers any product from the entire merchandise selection offered by Sears, including apparel, footwear, jewelry, and much more. Customers also have the option to order products online and pick them up in the store without a shipping charge. The Oak Ridge store also offers Sears nationwide service, parts, and installation.
The Sears Hometown Store in Oak Ridge can be reached at (865) 272-6223, and it is open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. To learn more about Sears Hometown Stores, visit www.searshometownstores.com.
Here is the schedule for Friday and Saturday:
Friday, March 17
- 11 a.m.—Ribbon cutting
- 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.—Atomic City Sportsmen Club on the grill, featuring 25 cent hot dogs
Saturday, March 18
- 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.—Habitat for Humanity of Anderson County Restore tent sale
- 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.—Friends of Oak Ridge Animal Shelter adoption event and raffle
- 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. —Atomic City Sportsmen Club on the grill – featuring 25-cent hot dogs
- 5-7 p.m.—Live music! The Unnamed perform in the parking lot. Bring your own seating.
* Subject to certain exclusions, as detailed in print ad promotions available in the store. Also, not available on price-matched merchandise.
The press release was submitted by Kay Brookshire. Information from a December interview by Oak Ridge Today with Leslie Agron has been included in this story.